Oldwicks Copse, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AB

House 6 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 1 Garage 6,706 ft2

Oldwicks Copse, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AB

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Superbly upgraded country house

 

Location
The highly regarded area of Munstead lies about midway between the country town of Godalming and the pretty rural hamlet of Hascombe, in the heart of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is well known for a number of significant properties from the Arts and Crafts period, heavily influenced by the important collaboration of Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.

 

The pretty and historic hamlet of Hascombe is a thriving community centred around its village green, pond and the 13th century church of St Peter that is famous for its extravagant Victorian refurbishment. Community life today is centred largely around the church and the White Horse public house. Godalming has a good range of local shopping, including two supermarkets, banks, bars and speciality shopping for daily needs. Guildford is close by and has the full range of shopping, leisure and cultural amenities.

 

Main line stations at both Godalming and Guildford provide a fast and frequent service into London Waterloo, with journey times from around 35 minutes. Road communications are good, with easy access to the A3 at Milford and the M25 at Wisley for the airports and the motorway network. Away from the main routes, pretty rural lanes meander through the wooded countryside waiting to be explored.

 

There is an excellent selection of schools in the area including St Catherine’s, Cranleigh, Charterhouse, Aldro, St Hilary’s, King Edward’s, Lanesborough, Royal Grammar and Guildford High School for Girls.

 

Recreational opportunities include golf at many local clubs, including Bramley and the West Surrey. There is shooting and fishing at several local venues, polo at Hurtwood Park and Cowdray Park, racing at Goodwood and sailing at Chichester Harbour. The Spectrum Sports and Leisure Centre at Guildford and similar centres at Godalming and Cranleigh offer a good range of activities. In addition, the immediate surrounding countryside offers many opportunities for walking, cycling and riding, and includes beauty spots such as Winkworth Arboretum, Hydon Ball, Newlands Corner and Chinthurst Hill.

 

Oldwicks Copse is a substantial and impressive family house that sits well back from the road, surrounded by its own landscaped grounds. With a distinct Arts and Crafts feel to the exterior, the property has recently been the subject of major refurbishment and upgrading, bringing the property into the 21st century, rendering it superbly appropriate for modern country living.

 

The refurbishment has included high quality limestone and limed oak flooring and joinery, Lutron programmable lighting systems, part underfloor heating and high performance electrical, plumbing and sanitary systems throughout. Expansive windows and pale décor contribute to a wonderful sense of space and light whilst also affording impressive views of the landscaped grounds.

 

Particular features of the interior include a sitting room with double doors leading into the wonderfully spacious, double aspect drawing room, with two sets of French doors opening to the garden terraces. From here, limed oak double doors open into a further reception room, currently arranged as both study and TV room. There is a state-of-the-art, bespoke, Mark Wilkinson kitchen/breakfast room, with breakfast bar and integrated appliances by Wolf and Miele, arranged below polished and moulded granite surfaces. A spacious dining room adjoins the kitchen and is as much suited to formal entertaining as to relaxed family dining.

 

First floor accommodation is similarly impressive. Three principal suites benefit from luxuriously appointed, en suite bath and/or wet room showers and, together with two further bedrooms and a family bathroom on this floor, they all enjoy pretty garden views. A further bedroom and shower on the second floor, with an attic room, would be ideal for staff accommodation or as a teenage ?den’.

 

Gardens and Grounds
The park-like gardens are a particular feature of this property, having been recently landscaped. The property is approached via electrically operated, timber gates that lead to a spacious gravel forecourt and turning circle. Both drive and forecourt are flanked by areas of lawn, with rhododendrons, spring bulbs, a variety of ornamental flower and shrub borders, all against a backdrop of mature trees. An integral double garage has a spacious playroom above.

 

Lying mainly to the south and west of the property, the remaining grounds comprise extensive areas of York stone and brick paved terrace, with some inset lawned areas and beds of lavender and choysia. The west facing terrace includes an impressive, multi-fountain, water feature adjoining the barbecue and lounging area. There are distant views from the terraces over adjoining farmland and woodland to the horizon. Steps from the terrace lead down through dry-stone retaining walls to the remainder of the garden where further extensive areas of lawn are divided by avenues of mature trees and shrub and flower borders. An avenue of beech trees leads to a bluebell wood, with a lily pond. As to the front, a substantial backdrop of mature trees ensures a high level of seclusion.

 

Reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, TV area and study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, office store, cloakroom and wc, 6 bedrooms, 5 bath/shower rooms (3 en suite) and attic room. Integral double garage with playroom above. Tennis court, landscaped gardens, in about 4.7 acres.

 

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22.12.2014 Property launched to market with a guide price of £3,950,000
27.01.2016 Property relaunched with a reduced guide price of £3,500,000

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